El Paso Sets Record For Most Early Voters
Four years ago during the Obama/Romney election, 5,200 El Pasoans casted ballots on the early voting Saturday. Four years before that in 2008, it was slightly higher with 6,400 early ballots cast.
This past Saturday, almost 8,000 El Pasoans voted early. At this point about 88,000 El Pasoans have voted early in this year's election. Which means they are thinking the same way we do. Let's just get this thing over with. It's gone on far too long. Let's vote, and then do damage control with whoever ends up in the White House.
Despite the early voting being up in El Paso, it's actually behind a lot of the other Texas areas. According to the El Paso Times:
"Through Saturday, just over 20 percent of El Paso's registered voters had cast ballots in the 2016 election, compared to 24 percent in Harris County (Houston), 25 percent in Dallas County and 29 percent in Travis County (Austin). Several suburban counties in those metropolitan areas already have had more than 30 percent of registered voters cast ballots."